The Minister


Among the first people that I met at the church was brother Chuck Campbell. He and Reverend Sue were warm, welcoming and easy to connect with. I immediately felt I was among trusted friends in their company. During our trip to Albuquerque in January, Tamara and I connected with Chuck for what would be our last time. We connected deeply over our love for Unitarian Universalism and jazz. Chuck died and I’ll really miss him. Our deepest condolences go out to Reverend Sue and her extended family.

Deep connections are what people seek most in religious community. One of my dreams is for everyone who comes through the church doors to experience that with someone they meet. If each of us strives for true meaningful connection, especially with newcomers and visitors, I bet we’ll become known as one of Las Cruces’ most beloved churches!

Wholeness is our April ministry theme. What a wonderful way to begin the Spring. All spiritual paths lead to wholeness of mind, body and spirit.

One way that we examine wholeness is through Easter and Holy Week. This year, we’ll hold special services that commemorate our Judeo-Christian origins. These include Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter. Then, we’ll share a Seder meal following the 2nd service on April 28. Everyone is invited to all services. Bring your friends and family.

I hope that you are attending to your spirit. Listen closely. Respond with curiosity and often. Be whole.

Blessings, Rev. Xolani

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